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Tetradrachm of Antioch with bust of Macrinus

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Obverse: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Inscription in Greek around. Reverse: Eagle stands on leg and thigh, wings spread, head right with wreath in beak. Inscription in Greek around and in field. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions)


One of a hoard of coins found in a pottery jar at Gush Halav in Upper Galilee and acquired by Major H. Ophir in Nazareth in 1948; by 1969: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; April 2, 1973: purchased from Robert E. Hecht, Jr. by Mary B. Comstock for MFA; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, May 9, 1973

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Gift of Miss Mary B. Comstock

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, A.D. 217–218


Gush Halav, Upper Galilee


Antioch, Syria


Diameter: 27 mm. Weight: 14.21 gm. Die Axis: 5

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Numismatics, Coins